SPORTENG specialises in the planning, design and construction phase consulting services of Fields of Play across all sports in Australia. Our experienced team all contribute towards designing high-quality Fields of Play for all levels of use.
Soccer, also known as football, continues to grow in popularity and participation at a community level across Australia.
Like other natural turf Fields of Play, the design for a soccer/football pitch combines engineering with agronomy and irrigation design. All three areas need to be equally represented and, most importantly, integrated into the design process to ensure the pitch is properly designed:
SPORTENG’s in-house design team addresses these key elements to ensure the design of your pitch is completed to a high quality and meets your needs and those of FIFA and Football Australia.
FIFA has approved the use of natural turf and synthetic grass as playing surface options to accommodate the needs of international teams.
Our teams have delivered many natural turf and synthetic grass soccer pitches across Australia and have accumulated vast knowledge and expertise on best practices.
Our technical expertise underpins all our projects, and we are regularly called upon to work on projects of high significance.
No matter if you’re a governing body or a local school, you will benefit from a sports field that puts the athlete first.
We guarantee that SPORTENG’s designs will meet your needs while complying with FIFA and Football Australia standards.
SPORTENG projects run on time and on budget due to our team’s comprehensive 3D design work, exceptional engineering expertise, agronomic and irrigation consultation, along with clear on-site direction.
SPORTENG lives and breathes Fields of Play. We take our love of the game from the grandstand right into our office. We’re proud to be Australia’s leading Field of Play design consultancy.
Our attention to detail is reflected in our mantra, ‘measure twice, cut once’.
We’re dedicated to achieving the best results for your venue and its athletes, whether it’s a local legend or the next international star.
Whether we design a pitch for an elite venue or a community facility, our approach doesn’t change. We undertake a detailed assessment of the existing site to ensure that we:
Once we have a deeper understanding of the site, we brief and work with the client to create a pitch on time and on budget.
Here at SPORTENG, we take a sustainable approach to all our designs. Not happy with just the status quo, we always strive to investigate new designs and construction techniques that deliver positive environmental outcomes.
We believe sustainability is intertwined with sports greatness.
As part of this, we integrate your requirements, from budget to performance values, through to sustainability practices – this ensures we achieve a successful result.
We consider the following design outcomes in our sustainability approach for natural turf Fields of Play. These design outcomes include:
When we design a synthetic grass pitch, we consider and address added environmental elements in the planning and design process:
Optimize your synthetic grass Field of Play.
The SPORTENG team considers the whole-of-life cycle and the use of recycled materials at every stage of design and construction. We make sure that a sustainable end-product starts at the beginning of design.
When selecting the appropriate natural turf profile for your pitch, there are several options you can consider. Our decisional flow chart can help you marry your hours of use requirements for the pitch with the appropriate playing surface profile.
Unlike other ball sport, the ball’s relationship to the surface is as important as the foot-to-surface relationship.Ensuring that a soccer ball can roll and bounce is key to a successful soccer pitch. We believe that implementing these key principles can make this happen:
Using synthetic grass allows for more usage for the field. For instance, teams who play on the same pitch throughout the day won’t be playing on a surface that’s been impacted by the use during the day.
FIFA allows for the use of synthetic grass soccer pitches. The key design principles for a synthetic grass surface differ from that of natural turf, and include:
Achieving the appropriate geometry is more than just the length and width. Run-offs must be meet, which means that all perimeter infrastructure, such as fences and benches, must be outside the run-off offset.
You should consider the storage of portable goals outside the field of play fence line. These must be secured locations and be located to make setting up the goals simple.
High-wear areas, such as the penalty boxes, can be enhanced through profile reinforcement or hybrid turf systems.
FIFA have developed a detailed quality testing system for using synthetic grass systems in the development of pitches.